Wife killed, husband badly injured in Highway 26 crash

Wife killed, husband badly injured in Highway 26 crash
Photo courtesy of the Oregon State Police.

NEAR MANNING, Ore. - A Beaverton woman was killed and her husband was flown to a hospital after their car went off Highway 26 and crashed into some trees.

The crash happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 26 west of Manning.

According to the Oregon State Police, the couple's car was headed eastbound when it veered into the westbound lanes and went off the shoulder. The car ended up wedged into several trees.

The driver, 71-year-old Stephen Dougherty, was seriously injured and was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. His injuries were not life threatening.

His wife, 59-year-old Erna Dougherty, died at the scene.

Investigators are looking into what happened. At this point, they don't know why the driver went off the road. Anyone who saw the crash is asked to contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at (800) 452-7888.

Photo courtesy of the Oregon State Police.